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A Covenant of Love / Gate of His Enemies (Omnibus) (Appomattox Saga #01 & #02)
A Covenant of Love / Gate of His Enemies - Omnibus - Appomattox Saga #01 & #02 Author:Gilbert Morris On a prosperous Southern plantation, the Rocklin cousins Clay and Gideon Rocklin fight over the favors of beautiful Melanie Benton. When Melanie decides to marry Gideon, Clay descends into a life of drunkenness that eventually ends in his being banned from the family plantation by his father. Years later, wealthy from his years as a slave trader... more », Clay returns, only to discover many in his family are not quite ready to forgive his errant behavior. Gideon, meanwhile, has achieved success in the army, and, as war approaches, the cousins realize they may soon be fighting on opposite sides. Morris's family sagas are usually entertaining, and this one is no exception. Clay's transformation from an immature and thoughtless man to a devout Christian is an especially well-written and dramatic story.
A COVENANT OF LOVE : Book #1
From the first rumblings of unrest and secession in the South, this dramatic saga follows the Rocklin family as they face the struggles of the Civil War. Even as the nation is ripped apart only to grow stronger, so also is the Rocklin family. The family stands by helplessly as cousins Clay and Gideon Rocklin vie for the hand of beautiful Melanie Benton. And Melanie's choice between the two men starts the rejected suitor on a spiraling descent into self-destruction that threatens to destroy his family as well...
GATE OF HIS ENEMIES : Book #2
The war has come, leaving in its wake a chasm between North and South, turning friends and brothers into enemies. Now, as the nation begins to understand the true meaning of civil war, so the Rocklins begin to understand the fierce and terrible pull of loyalty - to a way of life, to one's country, and to God. Deborah Steele finds herself torn between her passionate belief in the Union and her deep love for Dent Rocklin, a dashing Confederate officer. But it isn't until Deborah sets out on a daring mission to rescue a captured Union soldier that she and Dent discover how deep their true loyalties lie...and how powerful real love can be.« less